NO. 3 THE CRESCENT, SPY HILL, COBH, CO CORK
€450,000 Guide Price
- period property with all original features
- bright and spacious
- south facing superb harbour views
- nice location
- 5 min walk to all amenities
Property SummaryIf you love old houses you are going to love No. 3. Undoubtedly the nicest place to live in Cobh and when you visit you will see why. There are 13 Victorian 3 storey terraced houses in the Crescent offering the most breath taking and interesting views of both Cobh and the Harbour. South facing the garden offers plenty of sunlight throughout the day. Each house has its own small garden and then there is a larger private communal garden that is shared by the 13 houses. One has access to the town via steps and gate where each resident has a key and locks after use.
Built in c 1860, originally consisted of 10 houses, but 3 more were added, circa 1880. In earlier days, the flat section in the Crescent’s cocoon was graced by a croquet lawn, and later a tennis court. There was a documentary on Cobh and where Mona Hallihan the Architectural Conservation Officer said “These houses were for the elite,” according to Hallinan. “The way these places are designed reflects that. The Crescent itself can be seen from everywhere in Cobh and it’s overlooking the entire harbour. So while Cobh has fantastic views, not everybody had the views that you’re getting here. And it’s prominent; it can be seen from everywhere in the town, so it gives an idea of the high status of the people that lived here.”
Whilst the house is in good structural order, it does need a new lease of life and is bursting with potential, definitely a labour of love to be enjoyed. Elegantly proportioned, Italianate-style house with classical proportions, retaining notable features such as the sash windows and render detailing. The site includes store rooms with barrel vaults to the basement level, these have been converted into laundry & storage room. Prominently sited, this well-composed terrace makes a positive contribution to the architectural heritage of Cobh. All original features are intact, marble fireplaces, cornicing, pitch pine wooden floors, staircase the list is endless.
The house itself is a 5 bedroom mid terraced house with a self -contained 2 bedroom apartment ( ideal for the person who wants to earn an income from home).
Accommodation consists of – Grand front door leading into the entrance hall which in turn leads into the inner main hall. Off the hall you have 3 reception rooms complete with a bay window, on the return of the stairs leading to the first floor – you have the WC & WHB (original), there are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. One used to be able to assess the basement/ground floor apartment from the main house (this could be opened easily) but for now one has a separate entrance via steps by the front door. The apartment leads onto the private terrace which in turn takes you to the magnificent gardens. Or though you can not access the garden from the house itself, you can walk to the end of the terrace and walk around.
The apartment is newly done and in great condition – one could live in the apartment whilst getting the main house decorated or indeed rent out or indeed include it in the main house – the potential is endless to suit the individual person.
An iconic house, rare and definitely worth viewing if you are a lover of old houses.